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temaki (手巻) and gunkanmaki (軍艦巻)

my versions -- with salmon, crab, tuna, masago, veg, pickles...

Temaki (手巻, "hand roll") is a large cone-shaped piece of nori on the outside and the ingredients spilling out the wide end.

"Gunkanmaki (軍艦巻, "warship roll") is a special type of nigiri sushi: an oval, hand-formed clump of sushi rice that has a strip of nori wrapped around its perimeter to form a vessel. Gunkan-maki was invented at the Ginza Kyubey restaurant in 1941."

"Onigiri (おにぎり), or sometimes called Omusubi (おむすび), are Japanese rice balls. They are what I call the magical food of the Japanese. Tender, toothsome rice made portable, they are the classic comfort food for picnics (especially during the sakura viewing), bento lunch boxes, quick grab-and-go snacks, hiking trips, movie snacks, etc." - JOC
"Nigiri sushi (握り寿司) is vinegar flavored rice shaped into small oblong mounds and topped with either raw fish, eggs or vegetables. They are usually served in pairs or can come on wooden trays as part of a set meal. It’s what we think of when we hear the word sushi – the classic one bite dish we’ve all come to love so much."


© Faisal Hoque
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